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Radical History Review (1986) 1986 (35): 80–87.
Published: 01 May 1986
... villagers for witch- craft. The inquisitors, trained in demonology, expected a certain behavior from witches. They asked the accused about their involve- ment in sabbats, but the responses they received were baffling. The villagers did not see themselves as witches but rather as benandanti, good...
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Radical History Review (1986) 1986 (35): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1986
... know if I can consider myself a radical histo- rian. First of all I never was a real political militant. And second, the subjects I have worked on were not regarded, when I started, as politically relevant. My first book was I Benandanti.' When I began to work on witchcraft at the beginning...
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Radical History Review (2001) 2001 (80): 135–148.
Published: 01 May 2001
... with a conspiracy against Christianity, inquisitors used what they saw as the best techniques to uncover this truth. They exercised their power and authority in questioning to elicit desired responses; the benandanti who chased away witches at night were eventually led...